Established in 2003, the Unsound Festival has quickly become one of the most adventurous and risk-taking music events in Poland. The most recent festival occurred this past October and included a showcase of the eclectic record label Bedroom Community, the Bass Mutations event featuring some of the most respected names in dubstep, and the Experimental Tendencies evening, featuring American independent artist Grouper and a German-Polish collaboration called Solid State Transmitters. TMU supported American participation in the festival.
While maintaining its headquarters in Krakow, Unsound has also presented concerts, workshops, screenings, and panels as part of a traveling series in Belarus, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Ukraine. In February 2010, TMU will support the travel of electronic music artists from Belarus, Poland, Romania, and Ukraine, to New York City when the Unsound Festival will make its North American premiere.
Andy Battaglia, a staff writer for the Onion’s A.V. Club, attended the festival in Krakow and wrote a detailed article, “Live Report: Krakow’s Unsound Festival.”